UPDATE: Editor Responds to Racist Photo; Crops Photo After Getting Called Out For Being Racist

Dasha Zhukova, pictured above, in the original photo that started instant controversy on twitter (Left) and in the now cropped photo(Right) (Picture: Buro 24/7)

We don’t believe you. You need more people.

UPDATE: Dasha Zhukova has issued a statement for the picture of her perched on a chair made to look like a half naked black woman that went viral on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“The chair pictured in the Buro 24/7 website interview is an artwork created by Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard, one of a series that reinterprets art historical works from artist Allen Jones as a commentary on gender and racial politics. Its use in this photo shoot is regrettable as it took the artwork totally out of its intended context, particularly given that Buro 24/7′s release of the article coincided with the important celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I regret allowing an artwork with such charged meaning to be used in this context. I utterly abhor racism and would like to apologize to those offended by my participation in this shoot.

Garage Magazine has a strong track record of promoting diversity and racial and gender equality in the worlds of art and fashion, and will continue in our mission to stir positive debate on these and other issues.”

*blank stare*

The editor of Buro 247, Miroslava Duma, has also responded via her  Instagram.

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Sounds like they have both come down with a case of “Sorry. Not Sorry.”